Dr. Ronald Roth's Research Library on Cellular Nutrition and Health Disorders

Health Conditions and Diseases H - Z

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Book cover - Conditions and Diseases A-Z

Following are examples of medical disorders and their nutritional, or intracellular chemistry as measured with Acu-Cell Analysis. "Low" levels indicate that the particular nutrient is frequently found below normal in patients suffering from that medical condition, and that supplementation may at times be beneficial. "High" levels are an indication that the particular chemical or nutrient is frequently found above normal in patients suffering from that disorder, or that symptoms may be triggered or worsened when that item is supplemented.

Many conditions present with "high/low" levels of a nutrient, since both - excessive and deficient states of the same nutrient can be implicated with certain disorders. For instance, low calcium may trigger an inflammatory type of arthritis, while high calcium may lead to a degenerative type of arthritis (calcification). Low copper, or low calcium, may result in weak or fragile blood vessels, which can lead to hemorrhagic types of vascular disease (e.g. bleeding stroke), while high copper, or high calcium levels can lead to arteriosclerosis.

Heart Disease: see "Cardiovascular Disease"

Hemangioma (of liver): High copper (sometimes secondary to estrogen therapy), high iron, high manganese.

Hemorrhaging: Overdose of blood-thinning drugs, supplements, toxins, poisons. (see also "Bruising").

Hemorrhoids: Low Vitamin C, low bioflavonoids, low magnesium, high iron, high calcium, low intake of soluble fiber, low intake of multi-grain products (whole grain bread, rolls, buns).
Excessive straining to move stools, excessive sitting / lack of physical activity, [opt. psyllium seed husks or powder, horse chestnut (roasted, in tablet form, or external ointment), use unbleached toilet paper].

Hives: Low Vitamin C, low Vitamin A, low biotin, low Vit B6, low sodium, low calcium, low chromium, low magnesium, high zinc, low thymus, [optional: pancreatic enzymes / digestive enzymes, baking soda in water].

Hot Flashes / Hot Flushes: See: "Menopausal Flushing"

Hydrocephalus (excessive fluid / pressure in the brain): High sodium, low Vitamin A, low potassium, low magnesium, low zinc.

Hyperactivity: Low Calcium, low magnesium, low sulfur, high copper, high iodine, high Vitamin B1, high Vitamin B6, low PABA, low Vitamin B2, low biotin, heavy metal toxicity, [avoid simple sugars].

Hypertension [1] (high blood pressure): Low magnesium, low potassium, low zinc, high/low calcium, high/ low sodium, high/low phosphorus, high iron, high/low Vitamin E, high/low choline, high Vit B1, low Vit B2, low Vit B5, low Vit B15, low folate, low CoQ10, food sensitivities, heavy metal toxicity. [opt. hawthorn, stevia].

Hypertonia (muscle that can not be stretched): Low magnesium, high manganese.

Hypogonadism (small ovaries or testis): Low zinc, low potassium, low manganese.

Hypotension (low blood pressure): Low sodium, low iron, low phosphorus, low manganese, high magnesium, high potassium, high Vitamin B5, high folate, low biotin, high/low Vitamin C (systolic BP), high/low Vit E (diastolic BP), low choline, low Vit B12, [opt. licorice, yohimbe (orthostatic hypotension)].

Hypothermia (low body temperature): Low iron, low manganese, low sodium, low iodine (thyroid), high magnesium, high/low Vitamin E, high (long-term) intake of calcium, high levels of melatonin, [opt. royal jelly].

Hyperthermia (elevated body temperature): High iron, high manganese, high iodine (thyroid), high sodium, high phosphorus, high niacin, high Vitamin A, low potassium, low magnesium, (opt. melatonin].

Impotence (erectile dysfunction): Low potassium, very high or low zinc, high/low manganese, high/low iron, low iodine, low B-complex, low Vitamin E, [opt. DHEA, yohimbe, royal jelly, L-citrulline, L-arginine, wild oats, puncture vine]. Check for cardiovascular disease / atherosclerosis. Sufficient zinc (testosterone) is required to achieve an erection, and sufficient potassium (some androgens) is required to maintain an erection.

Immune System Dysfunctions: Low Vitamin C, low Vit A, low EFAs, low thymus. High/ Low: Protein, iron, sulfur, manganese, chromium, calcium, magnesium, selenium, potassium, copper, zinc. [opt. cat's claw, skullcap, green tea, bee pollen, thymus gland extract]. Use / Avoid these nutrients or remedies.

Indigestion: See "Digestive Problems."

Infertility (male / female): High/Low: Zinc, potassium, manganese, iron, Vitamin A. Low: Calcium, magnesium, Vitamin B6, Vit B12, Vit C, Vit D, Vit E, low EFAs, exposure to PBDEs (flame-retardant chemicals), [opt. CoQ10, Vitex (chasteberry)].

Insomnia: Low calcium level or ratio, high/low magnesium, high/low potassium, high/low copper, high zinc, high phosphorus, high sodium, high iodine, high/low Vitamin E, high/low Vit B6, high Vit B1, high Vit B12, low Vit B2, low Vit B5, low CoQ10, high/low stomach acid, [opt. 5-HTP, melatonin, l-tyrosine, l-theanine, GABA].

Itching, excessive (Pruritus): Low pancreatic enzymes, low EFAs, low PABA, low Vitamin C, low chromium, high/low Vit A, high choline or lecithin, high bile acid, internal diseases, electrolyte imbalance, food / contact allergies, low humidity / dry air / insufficient water intake, parasites / mites / scabies. (see also "Eczema").

Joint / Bone Pain: High/low Vitamin D, high/low calcium, high/low magnesium, high/low copper, high/low chromium, high/low phosphorus, high/low protein, high/low sodium, high manganese, high iron, low selenium, low sulfur, low Vitamin K, high Vitamin A, heavy metal toxicity [opt. boron].

Kidney Stones: High/low sodium, high/low phosphorus, high/low calcium, high/low magnesium, low Vitamin B2, low Vitamin B5, low Vitamin B6, high oxalic acid intake / lack of oxalobacter formigenes bacterium in gut.

Learning Disability: High copper, low zinc, low iron, low calcium, low magnesium, low EFAs (from fish), low sulfur, low iodine, low tyrosine, heavy metal toxicity.

Leukemia: Low iron, low phosphorus, high zinc, low Vitamin C, low Vit A, low folic acid, low Vit B1, high Vit B5, low protein, low fiber. [opt. thymus, cat's claw, green tea]. Use / Avoid these nutrients or remedies.

Leukopenia (low white blood cell count): High iron, high phosphorus, low zinc, low magnesium, high folate, low Vitamin B2, low Vit B5, low Vit E, high Vit A, high Vit C, low RNA / DNA.

Liver Degeneration: High manganese, high iron, low zinc, low potassium, high Vitamin A, high PABA, high Vitamin B3/4, low Vitamin B2, low Vitamin B6, low Vitamin C.

(High) intake of: Tylenol (acetaminophen), antifungal medications, cholesterol-lowering (statin) drugs, proton pump inhibitors (Nexium...), and many other prescription drugs, as well as herbs: Comfrey, devil's claw, kava, lakota, celandine, chaparral, evening primrose oil / EPO (in some individuals), alcohol.

(High) exposure to: Heavy / toxic metals (PVC, arsenic, pesticides), foods or beverages stored or heated in plasticware containing Bisphenol A (BPA), dry cleaning chemicals (tetrachloroethylene / perchloroethylene), hormones (e.g. estrogen, androgen, anabolic steroids), food-related mold / mycotoxins (aflatoxin), genetic disposition (alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hemochromatosis), viral infections (e.g. hepatitis). [opt. N-Acetylcysteine, milk thistle].

Memory Impairment: High copper, low sulfur, low iodine, low sodium, low zinc, low inositol, low choline, low lecithin, low Vitamin B1, low Vit C, low Vit E, low EFAs, low pregnenolone / DHEA, heavy metal toxicity.

Meniere's Disease: Low iron, low folate, low Vitamin A, high/low sodium, high/low potassium, high/low magnesium, low CoQ10.

Menopausal Flushing: High potassium, high calcium, low manganese, low copper, low Vitamin E, low biotin, low niacinamide, high Vitamin B6, high Vit C, low isoflavones, low bioflavonoids [opt. DHEA, (phyto) estrogens (estriol), dong quai, black cohosh, sage, chaste tree, vervain, motherwort, astragalus, devil's claw].

Menstrual Cramps: Low iron, low magnesium, low calcium, high zinc, high potassium, low EFAs.

Miscarriages: Low calcium, high Vitamin A, high/low iron, high/low manganese, high/low potassium, high/low magnesium, high/low folate, low Vitamin B12, low Vitamin D, low omega EFAs, low body weight.

Moodiness: High copper, high/low manganese, high/low calcium, high/low Vitamin C, high/low Vitamin B6.

Mottled Teeth: High fluoride.

Mucus (excess): Low Vitamin A, low Vitamin C, low iodine, low thymus, sensitivity or allergy to dairy, wheat, cocoa / cacao, or various other allergies, [opt. bee pollen, cat's claw, garlic (fungal infection)].
Mucus (thick / sticky): May respond to oil of oregano, eucalyptus, anise, peppermint..., hot spices.
Mucus (Lack of mucus / dry, hacking cough): High Vitamin A, [opt: warm milk]. Use / Avoid these nutrients or remedies.

Muscle Atrophy: Low protein, low zinc, low potassium.

Myopia [2] (nearsightedness) [In childhood]: Low manganese, low iron, low Vitamin D.

Nails (brittle): High/low calcium, high/low zinc, high magnesium, low silicon (silica), low iron, low sulfur, low carotenoids, low biotin, low EFAs, high Vitamin A, intolerance to nail polish. [opt. (Knox) Gelatine].

Nausea: High/low stomach acid, high/low manganese, high/low iron, high/low calcium, high/low magnesium, low Vitamin B3/4, low Vit B6, low Vit C, high Vit A, low protein, heavy metal toxicity. High copper or zinc intake (supplement with non-acidic foods or beverages). [opt. acidophilus / probiotics, ginger].

Nervousness: High potassium, high iodine, high phosphorus, high sodium, low magnesium, low calcium, high Vitamin B1, high Vit B6, high Vit B12, low PABA, low CoQ10, [opt: Vit B15, St. John's Wort, 5-HTP].

Night Blindness: Low Vitamin A, low zinc, low carotenoids (beta-carotene).

Night Sweats: Low zinc, low potassium, low magnesium, low manganese, high/low iodine, high sodium, high Vitamin A, hormonal imbalances, electrolyte imbalances.

Nose Bleeds: Low Vitamin C, low rutin, low hesperidin (bioflavonoids), low calcium, high/low copper, high sodium, high Vit A, high intake of blood-thinning factors (see also "Bruising"), [high blood pressure].

Numbness of Hands and Feet: High/low Vitamin B12, high/low Vitamin B15 (pangamic acid), high/low Vitamin B6 (high/low P5P), low inositol, low EFAs.

Palpitations (pounding pulse without exercise): High iodine, high Vit B1, high Vit B6, high/low Vit B12, low PABA, low Vit B2, low calcium, low magnesium, low iron, low potassium, allergies. (see also "Arrhythmia").

Periodontal Disease: Low Vitamin C, low bioflavonoids, low calcium, high / low copper, high phosphorus.

Peripheral Neuropathy / Numbness of Hands and Feet: High/low Vitamin B12, high/low folate, high/low Vit B15, high/low Vit B6 / P5P, low Vit E, low inositol, low EFAs. [opt. EPA, time release Alpha Lipoic Acid].

Pernicious Anemia: Low Vit B12, high/low folic acid, high Vit B15, low stomach acid, [opt. glutamic acid].

Photophobia (intolerance to light): Low Vitamin A, low carotenoids (beta-carotene), low Vitamin B2.

Postpartum Depression: Low manganese, low Vitamin B1.

Preeclampsia / Eclampsia (high blood pressure during pregnancy): Low magnesium, low potassium, low calcium, low folate, low Vitamin B5, high iron.

Psoriasis: Low EFAs, low Vitamin D, low pancreatic enzymes, [forskolin, Dead Sea bath, UV exposure].

Pruritis (excessive itching): Low pancreatic enzymes, low EFAs, low Vitamin C, low chromium, high Vit A, high choline, high phosphorus, electrolyte imbalance, various food / contact allergies.

Restlessness: Low calcium, low magnesium, high potassium, high Vitamin B1, low tyrosine, low CoQ10.

Retinitis Pigmentosa: High calcium, low Vitamin A, low carotenoids, low omega 3 EFAs.

Sciatica: Zinc / potassium ratio conflict (posterior-lateral pathway hip to toes), selenium / sulfur ratio conflict (lateral pathway to the anterior portion of thigh). (For details see Sciatica "Zinc & Potassium").

Scrotum Dermatitis: Low Vitamin E, [opt. Traumeel ointment (Heel Co)].

Sodium [Salt] Retention: Low folate, low Vitamin B2, low magnesium, low zinc, low potassium, low Vit B5, high choline, high Vit B1, high Vit E, high iron, high intake of salty / pickled foods, high oxalate / purine intake.

Sperm count - low: Low folate, low zinc, low potassium, low calcium, low magnesium.

Stomach acid - high: Low calcium, low magnesium, high iron, high manganese, high Vitamin C, high Vitamin B1, high Vit B3/4, high Vit D, high folate.

Stomach acid - low: Low Vitamin B1, low Vit B3/4, low Vit C, low Vit D, low folate, low chloride, low iron, low manganese, low phosphorus, low nickel, low cobalt, high calcium, high magnesium.

Sweating (Excessive): High/low magnesium, high/low zinc, high/low sodium, high/low potassium, high iodine, low manganese, low PABA, high Vitamin B6, lack of exercise, [opt. sage].

Tachycardia (heart beat over 100 beats per minute): Low magnesium, high sodium, high/low Vitamin B1, high / low potassium, high iodine, high Vit B6, high Vit B12, low PABA, low CoQ10, (see also "Arrhythmia").

Tinnitus [3] (noises / ringing in the ears): High chloride / high/low sodium (right side), high fluoride / high/ low phosphorus (left side), low calcium, low magnesium, [sensitivity to Aspirin or other NSAIDs].

Tremors: High iodine, high manganese, high sodium, high phosphorus, high lithium, high Vitamin B1, high/low Vitamin B6, low calcium, low magnesium, low PABA, heavy metal toxicity.

Triglycerides (high VLDL): High Simple Sugar intake (ok are refined carbs, complex carbs, and alcohol), high calcium, high Vitamin B5, low phosphorus, low germanium, low protein, low fiber, [opt. omega 3 EFAs].

Tylenol / Acetaminophen overdose / liver damage: NAC (N-Acetylcysteine), selenium, [opt. milk thistle].

Urinary Bladder Infection: High potassium, low chromium, low magnesium, low manganese, low sulfur, (opt. cranberry juice, probiotics, 2-3 mg chelated chromium for a few days, then 500 mcg for maintenance).

Viral (Cold / Flu) Infections: "Antiviral Remedies for a normal & weak Immune System"

Vision (impaired, poor visual acuity): High/low manganese, high/low iron, high/low calcium, high/low sodium, low magnesium, low Vitamin A, low carotenoids, low Vit B2, low omega EFAs, heavy metal toxicity.

Weight Gain - causes / reasons for: See Acu-Cell "High / Low Carb-Fat-Protein Diets"

Weight Loss - causes / reasons for: High/low stomach acid, low sulfur, low sodium, low selenium, low iron, low copper, low magnesium, low calcium, low manganese, high potassium, high zinc, high iodine, low EFAs. - Low (carb / fat / protein) calorie intake, food allergies, organic / hormonal / digestive / parasitic / blood sugar problems, cancer. [opt. extra intake of butter, concentrated coconut milk / cream, - probiotics, edible clay].

White Spots on Fingernails: General mineral imbalance, low calcium, low iron, (not low zinc).

Wound - Healing Poor: High/low iron, high/low zinc, high/low copper, low chromium, low magnesium, low Vitamin A, low Vit C, low Vit E, low bioflavonoids, low omega EFAs, low thymus, [opt. cat's claw, skullcap].

Yeast Infections / Candida - Vulva Dermatitis / Vulvovaginitis (inflammation of vulva or vagina): High/low copper, low zinc, low sulfur, low Vitamin A, low Vit B2, low Vit C, low Vit E, abnormal estrogen, poor blood sugar management, use of antibiotics, low soluble fiber intake. Eliminate all simple sugars. If tolerated, use Xylitol instead. [opt. garlic, probiotics, cranberry, coconut oil, myrrh, bentonite clay].

Internal / external use: diluted tea tree oil, diluted oil of oregano, diluted apple cider vinegar, liquid clay.
External use: 1-3% hydrogen peroxide (tolerance), 3% potassium sorbate, boric acid (caps / suppositories).

Yellow / Orange Skin color: High carotenoid / beta-carotene intake.

Yellow Urine: High Vitamin B2 intake.

Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome: Low calcium, low magnesium, high manganese, high iron, high sodium, high phosphorus, low Vitamin B5, high Vitamin C, high Vitamin B3/4.


The information is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended for self-treatment